Naomi DeCastro-Cretcher has more than 20 years experience in communications,

marketing, public relations and event coordination.  Prior to joining Maky Zanaganeh Associates in 2016,she was a Senior Director at Pharmacyclics where she was instrumental in the company’s sale for $21B to Abbvie Inc.  At Pharmacyclics, she managed all of the company’s worldwide meetings and events.  Her department also coordinated the company’s media production efforts, as well as taking on special projects for the Office of the President.


Before joining Pharmacyclics, Naomi spent five years at Genentech as the Senior

Development Exhibit Coordinator, coordinating Genentech’s worldwide presence for the Medical Affairs department, whose responsibility was presenting information on Genentech’s clinical trials at trade events and scientific conferences. She worked at Atlas International as a Media Consultant and Event Coordinator from 1997 to 2004, where she worked with the company’s clients to coordinate media production and corporate events for sales, marketing and technical conferences and meetings.


Previous to this, Naomi spent many years as a film and television producer, which prepared her for the logistics of her current position, as well as her role as coordinator of media production for Pharmacyclics. Naomi has a B.A. in Communications from San Francisco State University.